Final Exam Study Guide

The final exam will be open book and notes, and will be comprehensive. The intention is to balance total exam time relatively uniformly across all topics covered. As a general guide to emphasis, you can imagine one hour of the final focused on the topics treated since the midterm, and the other hour distributed uniformly across all course topics.

**Time**: Friday December 17, 9:45 – 11:45 am in our regular
classroom (110 MLH)

**Major topics** (by relevant portions of our text):

• chapters 1-3

• section 7.2

• chapter 9, excluding
section 9.7

• chapter 10, excluding
section 10.4

• chapter 11, excluding
sections 11.3 & 11.5, but including array proving

• chapter 12, excluding
section 12.5

**Final Exam Study
Suggestions**

Since the exam is comprehensive,
one useful step is to review the midterm and homework problems. Of course,
timed exam questions are necessarily formulated to have much briefer answers
than homework problems, but homework is topically representative. Make sure any
uncertainty revealed by the homework and midterm has been resolved. For
additional problems on algebraic semantics, you could consider the following in
our text: #1, #3  in section 12.2; #1 in section 12.3; #1
in section 12.4.

• Arens -- Monday (12/13), 1:30-2:30 PM, or by arrangement

• Fleck -- Wednesday (12/15), 10-11 AM, or by arrangement